Norwich Union strikes motor deal with Barclays/Woolwich

Article date: 1 October 2002

Norwich Union has been chosen to be the sole provider of motorinsurance for Barclays/Woolwich retail customers.

A panel of insurers has previously underwrittenBarclays/Woolwich motor insurance but from October 1, theUK’s largest general insurer will provide the service in athree- year deal.

Graham Boffey, corporate partnerships director at Norwich Union,said: “We are delighted Barclays/Woolwich has chosen NorwichUnion as sole provider of its motor insurance.

“Bringing together Barclays/Woolwich and Norwich Unionwill leverage the strength and reliability of two of the UK’sleading financial service providers.

“It’s great news, not just for Norwich Union, butalso for Barclays/Woolwich customers, who will benefit fromcompetitively priced products offering wide-rangingcover.”

Derek Coles, managing director at Barclays Insurance Services,said: “Barclays and Woolwich bring strong brands to theircustomers by joining up with Norwich Union. We look forward toworking with them to provide a strong customer propositionunderpinned by a competitive product for our customers.”

Media contact:
Jenny Chapman at Norwich Union on 08703 66 68 68/07775 822642 orEmma Keens at Barclays/Woolwich on 0207 699 3851

Notes to editors

  • This service is available to retail customers of Barclays andWoolwich and excludes Barclaycard-only customers.
  • Norwich Union is the UK’s largest insurer. In generalinsurance it is more than 1.5 times the size of its nearestcompetitor, and has a 19 per cent share of the market.
  • It has a focus on insurance for individuals and smallbusinesses. It insures:
    • one in five households
    • one in five motor vehicles
    • more than 700,000 businesses
  • Norwich Union products are available through a variety ofdistribution channels including brokers, corporate partners suchas banks and building societies and Norwich Union Direct.
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